Developer Suite, SAP Business Objects Enterprise

Part 1. Getting Started with Web Development using Eclipse

This is the first in a two part article that looks at using Eclipse as a development environment for developing web applications that use the BusinessObjects XI3 Java SDK. Eclipse is one of the leading development environments for Java applications and indeed other technologies such as C++ and is packed with features that greatly improve… Continue reading Part 1. Getting Started with Web Development using Eclipse

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BusinessObjects XIr2 Import Wizard Crashing

Having resolved my DB2 client issue I now have an  issue with the Import Wizard of BusinesObjects XIr2. When importing a BIAR file to BOE the Import Wizard crashes right at then end when I clicked on Finish. To fix this was simple enough. The Import Wizard creates a log file when it performs an… Continue reading BusinessObjects XIr2 Import Wizard Crashing

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Limitations with using System Date part 1

Often in a reporting or data analysis scenario the analyst or business user wants to view data that is current, for example, sales for the current week or employee turnover for the current month etc. The analyst could create the report and then just enter whatever the current date is or in a operational report… Continue reading Limitations with using System Date part 1

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Limitations with using System Date part 2

In the previous article we looked at why using System Date functions in a BI solution can lead to difficulties in development and testing. In this article we are going to look at several alternatives to using system date functions. Contents Problem Overview Creating a Query that Returns Current Data The Easiest Method The Max… Continue reading Limitations with using System Date part 2

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Limitations with using System Date part 3

In the last article we looked at alternatives to returning the system date in the report queries. This article looks at the report and alternatives to using system date functions in report calculations Contents Problem Overview Creating a Query that Returns Current Data The Easiest Method The Max Date Method Flagging Today’s Date in the… Continue reading Limitations with using System Date part 3